Kingsland Garden Club

Yantis Lakeside Gardens

Living and Gardening in the

Beautiful Texas Hill Country

 


Kingsland Garden Club
Celebrating 55 Years in the Highland Lakes Area 
The Kingsland Garden Club was organized in 1961 and is a member of the Texas and National Garden Clubs. We meet on the first Friday of each month from September to May. We have several programs during the year when we invite the public to join us for interesting and informative programs.
 
Kingsland Garden Club Officers:                            
Co-President - Susan Berglund Nye
                         Sherry Robitson


Vice President - Diane Langley
2nd Vice President - Nancy Bardouche 
Secretary - Lois Farris

                        Treasurer - Jean Munson 
                  Past President - Sheryl Yantis  
                   Webmaster - Robert Yantis
 
Next meeting for members:
February 2, 2018
Next Public Program:
February 2, 2018
For more information about the Kingsland Garden Club or to be notified of our programs you can email us or call (325) 388-8849
2017- 2018 Public Programsat 1:30 pm at the Kingsland Library,
 125 W. Polk St.:
Programs will start at 1:30 p.m. Club meetings at 1:00 p.m.
Because of the election. the March program will be at the First Baptist Church (See Below)
September 8 
Charlie Flatten / "Water Conservation" 
"The Mission of the Hill Country Alliance is to bring together an ever-expanding alliance of groups throughout a multi-county area of Central Texas with the long term objective of preserving open spaces, water supply, water quality, and the unique character of the Texas Hill Country."  AT for MG
Hostesses:  Nancy Bardouche, Diane Langley 

October 6 
Holli Beckwith will speak on "Culinary Herbs and Their Many Uses." 
Holli grows her own herbs which she uses in many of her chocolate recipes ....  She has a Chocolate Store on 2nd Street in MF, does presentations at local wineries re chocolates, etc., has been a volunteer at the Helping Center Gardens, is a supporter of The Boys and Girls Clubs, etc., etc.  AT for MG
Hostesses:  Renee Case, Susan Nye, Debbie Sapp

November 3
Field Trip -- Sharon Marshall's Garden in Mill Creek Ranch Subdivision(Members Only)
Debbie Sapp / "Yoga in the Garden" (Chair Yoga) 
Hostesses: Carol Baumbach, Carolyn Lange

January 5, 2018 
Sheryl Yantis / "Hill Country Wildflowers and More"  AT for MG
Hostesses:  Lois Farris, Linda Poerner 

Hill Country Wildflowers

The Texas Hill Country has some of most beautiful wildflowers anywhere.  Learn how to plant and how to increase the number of wildflowers on your property. You can also learn how to identify wildflowers that you will see in the Highland Lakes.  In Central Texas every spring, a changing variety of colors signal the beginning of a spectacular wildflower show that lasts until the first frost in the fall. Although the majority of wildflowers bloom in spring, if you look closely you will find colorful flowers throughout the growing season. Master Gardener Sheryl Yantis will present a beautiful and informative program “Hill Country Wildflowers and More” at a meeting of the Kingsland Garden Club at the Kingsland Library, 125 W. Polk, on Friday, January 5th.  Meeting at 1:00; program starts at 1:30.  The public is encouraged to attend.  This program features beautiful wildflowers that are familiar to everyone and a few that appear only occasionally.  Most of the pictures were taken in the Hill Country by Robert & Sheryl Yantis over the last several years.

Weather and rain throughout the fall and winter determine when and in what order wildflowers will bloom during the spring.  Most of the wildflowers that bloom in the spring are dependent on fall precipitation followed by sustaining winter rains. Such iconic spring-bloomers include the beloved Texas bluebonnet, Indian paintbrush, phlox, verbena and a rainbow of other colorful flowers. Every year is different, and the combinations of flowers are always spectacular. Higher temperatures in January and February can push some plants to bloom early. Texas mountain laurel blossoms are triggered by the warm weather. 

Besides weather, other factors including soil quality and land management practices such as burning, mowing and grazing, determine which flowers bloom and where they are concentrated. Bluebonnets tend to thrive in disturbed sites, so mowing and grazing can promote their growth because the competition from perennial plants and grasses is reduced.

Robert and Sheryl Yantis are Texas Master Gardeners and Earth-Kind® Specialists through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension They are AgriLife Watershed Stewards and LCRA water monitors on the Llano River. They are members of the Native Plant Society, the Highland Lakes Birding and Wildflower Society in addition to the Kingsland Garden Club. Their website, www.yantislakesidegardens.com, provides information on gardening in the hill country and local gardening events. They have been Master Gardeners since 2005 and live on the Llano River arm of Lake LBJ in Kingsland.

February 2 
Master Gardener Sheryl Yantis will be presenting a new program "Drought Tolerant Plants And Sustainable Landscape Practices For Texas" AT for MG
Hostesses:  Noveleen Parker, Sue Kersey 

March 2
Dr. Stuart Nunnally / "Healthy Garden, Healthy Food, Healthy Body" Because of the election. the meeting will be at the First Baptist Church 3435 Hwy 1431 in Kingsland, near the Kingsland Community Center.  AT for MG
Hostesses:  Jean Munson, Susan Nye 

March 31
Plant Sale at the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast in Kingsland 


May 4
KGC Spring Luncheon / Garden Tour (Members Only)
TBD 
Nancy Bardouche and Sherry Robitson are working on this :) 



Club Members only events:

December - Christmas Luncheon 

May - May Tour and Luncheon

Kingsland Garden Club Activities
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Images from our May Garden Tour and Luncheon
Photos courtesy of Sue Kersey